My Problem with Poetry


by Loren Gjesdal As a holder of an English degree, I suppose I should love poetry, but I don’t. It has always been my least favorite form of literature. In my simple mind poetry should rhyme, but even to my simple ear, that grows old quickly. As a Pastor I suppose I should not admit that I have struggled to appreciate the Psalms, but I have. There is no rhyming and very little rhythm in our translations, and many of the structures and descriptions are foreign to our minds. Much of the original beauty is lost to me. As I grow [...]